2021 SINGLE  FAVORITES  OF  PREVIOUS  MONTHS  

Each Book Was A #1 Best Seller In Its Respective Category In The Month To Which It  Is  Credited

 

8 Basic Catetories Of Book

1. Fiction

2. Nonfiction

3. Romance

4. Business

5. YA

6. MANGA

7. Childrens' Series

8. Graphic Novels

 

 

KEEPING  IT  SIMPLE

 

 

Generally speaking, on the mass market, in the course of one month, there are far more than eight categories of book. So the number of books listed as #1 elsewhere are as numerous as their categories. Here, we're fine with just eight: Each is a confirmed #1 Best Seller in its respective category. There were other top sellers during the previous month. But each of these was either a "finalist" (one which ended the month Top of its category) or "Hardcore" (Top of the list more than once in the same month - usually also a "finalist for that period).

 


 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY

 

 

 FICTION

New thriller in Preston & Child's series features Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson, as they team up to solve a mystery that quickly escalates into nightmare. But it can get even worse if not stopped. 

 

 

 NONFICTION

Barack Obama's presidential memoir, A Promised Land, is the perfect gift for the history buff in your life. The first in a 2-volume series chronicling the former president's time in office is made even more special with a free frame-able keepsake gift.  

 

 

ROMANCE 

 A young, marriageable lady should be amiable...but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter.Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that.

 

 

BUSINESS 

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones. 

 

 

YA 

 Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.
Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child.

 

 

 MANGA

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all.

 

 

 CHILDREN'S  SERIES

The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans.Dog Man's really done it this time He hands over his badge and clears out his desk, but while he may be out of a job, he's not yet out of hope. With his friends at his side, can Dog Man dig himself out of this hole and paw his way back onto the force?

 

 

GRAPHIC  NOVELS 

In Cat Kid Comic Club, Li'l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence.

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 FICTION

 The Four Winds, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, is an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras--the Great Depression.
"If I close my eyes, I can still taste the dust..."

 

 

 NONFICTION

 These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who've fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like.

 

 

ROMANCE 

 A young, marriageable lady should be amiable...but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter.Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that. [This title was also #1 in January. It was the only in the Romance category to do that -  so far in 2021].

 

 

BUSINESS 

 Bren Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

 

 

YA

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends--the Liars--whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

 

 

MANGA

Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world's greatest hero, but greatness won't come easy.What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks"? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere.But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

 

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES

A Wimpy Kid and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
But unfortunately, they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. Torrential rain! The water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation—or if they’re already in too deep.

 

 

GRAPHIC  NOVEL

A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by newcomer Gabriela Epstein Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class... until Ashley Wyeth comes along. When Claudia starts spending more time with Ashley and missing BSC meetings, it becomes clear that Claudia has to make a decision -- one of them has to go

 

 

MARCH

 

 

FICTION

The Four Winds is an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras--the Great Depression.
"If I close my eyes, I can still taste the dust..."
Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains.

 

 

NONFICTION

Jennifer Doudna and her collaborators turned a curiosity ​of nature into an invention that will transform the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses? 

 

 

ROMANCE

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

 

 

BUSINESS

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. 

 

 

YA - #1 Twice

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends--the Liars--whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it.And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

 

 

MANGA - # 1 Twice

Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world's greatest hero, but greatness won't come easy.What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks"? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? 

 

 

CHILDRENS' SERIES

Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever. All she has to do is keep her tribe within IceWing territory, where it's safe -- while keeping every other tribe out, where they belong. A perfect and simple plan, backed up by all the IceWing magic Snowfall can find. 

 

 

GRAPHIC-NOVEL - #1 Twice

A pioneering new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey. Li'l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce 21 baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds, readers get to see value of challenges faced and overcome through patience and persistence. Readers of all ages will be inspired to dream up their own stories and unleash their own creativity. 

 

 

APRIL

 

FICTION

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the 6th and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and the world with this now incredibly historic poem:  "The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country." .

 

NONFICTION

Jennifer Doudna and her collaborators turned a curiosity ​of nature into an invention that will transform the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses?

 

ROMANCE

Here's another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.1940.  England prepares to fight  Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes.

 

BUSINESS

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones. 

 

YA

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend.

 

CHAINSAW MAN SERIES

MANGA

Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man. Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive in a harsh world. After being killed on a job, he is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous--Chainsaw Man. Denji's a poor young man who'll do anything for money even hunting down devils....

 

AWESOME FRIENDLY KID

CHILDRENS  SERIES

Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales.
 Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware - you could end up sleeping with the lights on!

 

DOG MAN SERIES

GRAPHIC  NOVEL

Dog Man and Petey face their biggest challenges yet in the tenth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grampa is up to no good. The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town. Everything seems dark ....

 

 

MAY

 

FICTION

Her new novel begins when the Supreme Court Justice Howard Wynn falls into a coma. His clerk Avery Keene is shocked to lrarn that her boss has made her his legal guardian and granted her power of attorney. His fate is now in her hands - her life-In danger.

 

NONFICTION

  Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” is a fascinating read that lets us look at our past and future in a different way. It offers a shift in the approach to mending relationships, discovering new perspectives, along these lines.

 

ROMANCE

 Poppy and Alex couldn't be more different. She loves wearing bright colors while he prefers khakis and a T-shirt. She likes just about everything while he’s a bit more discerning. And yet, their opposites-attract friendship works because they love each other…

 

BUSINESS

 No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones. 

 

 

YA

This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. 

 

MANGA

 Once hailed as humanity’s greatest hope, Eren has since become unrecognizable. With the Attack Titan now morphed into a grotesque, colossal skeleton, Eren continues to control the wave of Titans laying waste to the world. 

 

CHILDRENS SERIES

 The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power ... ...

 

GRAPHIC  NOVEL

DOG MAN SERIES - 2nd Mth
Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grampa is up to no good. The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town. Everything seems dark .... Is all hope now gone?

 

 

JUNE

 

FICTION
A bare-chested hero of a one-time president takes on a slew of very bad jihadis, and the bullets fly. In office, Clinton lobbed a few cruise missiles at Osama bin Laden and company, to little apparent effect. Now, teamed with literary industrialist Patterson, his vengeance is more comprehensive.
NONFICTION
The brutal history of 20th-century organized crime in the U.S, and the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers and mob family bosses are expertly plumbed here.O’Reilly and Dugard turn these legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a read that rivals the most riveting crime novel.
ROMANCE
A gripping mystery of a woman who thinks she's found the love of her life--until he disappears. Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows to whom the note refers--Owen's 16-year-old daughter, Bailey.
BUSINESS
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones. Once we adopt the techniques offered we will even amaze ourselves.

 

YA
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday
he'd planned to pos ireveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. 
MANGA
Once hailed as humanity's greatest hope, Eren has since become unrecognizable. With the Attack Titan now morphed into a grotesque, colossal skeleton of its former self, Eren continues to control the wave of Titans laying waste to the world, extinguishing countless homes, towns, and lives in their wake.
CHILDRENS  SERIES
The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom's magical elite—the Grisha.
GRAPHIC  NOVEL
DOG MAN SERIES - 3RD Mth
Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grampa is up to no good. The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town. Everything seems dark .... Is all hope now gone? Knowing Dog Man, he may be down, but not out. His luck will change! He will be back on the beat in no time.

 

 

BTH Favorite"Blast-from-the-past"

2020

New York Times #1 Best Sellers

 

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"Reading for me, is like spending time with a friend."  Gary Paulsen
"Spending time with a friend is like reading a book."  Every Body

 

 

 

2021 Single Favorites of Previous Months